Bethany Beach


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Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert: Owners Darin Dryden and Adam Lehman show off some of Top Dog Grill's offerings.They may not be saving the skies in the 1986 action-thriller “Top Gun,” but Darin Dryden and Adam Lehman might as well be...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:36am

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour sneak peek No. 6 — Breezes cool downtown Bethany home

Coastal Point • Submitted: A barrel high-top table is featured in the kitchen of this downtown Bethany home.(Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of previews of the homes that will be on display during the 26th Annual Beach & Bay...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 9:27am

BBVFC again garners funding for paid summertime staff

The good news is the towns were willing to donate money. The bad news is that they had to.

Like most Delaware fire companies, the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company has been struggling to live up to its name. Young volunteers have less...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:44am

Bethany moving ahead with South Atlantic Streetscape project

If nothing else, South Atlantic Avenue in Bethany Beach — the south end of the town’s easternmost north-south street, running along the beach block — is in need of repaving. And it’s due for that work, already scheduled to get some attention in...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:30am

Bethany boardwalk to fill with crafters on Saturday

The ocean water temperature may still be in the very low 60s, but things are heating up on the Bethany Beach boardwalk this weekend, as the Town hosts its annual Seaside Craft Show on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sponsored by...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:19am

‘Fins fam’ finds home in Bethany with Fins Ale House & Raw Bar

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Head chef Celaso Morales, left, owner Jeff Hamer, second from right, and Director of Operations Briana Roviske gather with the crew during their opening-night celebration last Thursday, May 25.It’s what Jeff Hamer...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:12am

More sand coming to storm-ravaged local beaches

Officials in Delaware’s southernmost beach towns could breathe a sigh of relieve early this week, after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Monday, May 15, that it had allocated between $15 million and $22 million for replenishment of...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 9:14am

Mariner’s Bethel to mark Good Friday with cross walk

It’s about a 2-mile walk from Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View to the Bethany Beach boardwalk, but on Friday, April 14, a trek from one to the other represents a faith tradition more than 2,000 years old.

Started...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:16am

Bethany Beach Nature Center to celebrate Earth Day this Saturday

While “every day is Earth Day” at the Bethany Beach Nature Center, Saturday, April 15, will be an extra-special day at the former Addy Cottage.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the center will host an early Earth Day celebration that director Nancy...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:00am

Bunny Palooza! races, chili cook-off to raise funds for QRCF

Coastal Point • Submitted : The crew from Smitty McGee’s at last year’s Bunny Palooza!The person who can hop (or run or walk) to the finish line faster than all the other bunnies at the Bunny Palooza 10K/5K, will go home with an award, and even...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:51am

Bethany announces summer bandstand season

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted: The Bethany Beach bandstand consistently packs in healthy crowds for its popular summer series.The Town of Bethany Beach will once again entertain the masses on its bandstand starting in June.

“We...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:52am

Hockers set to open doors to local supermarket’s future

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: State Sen. Gerald Hocker, left, and son Gerry are preparing to open their new grocery store at the former location of Harris Teeter, near Salt Pond.On Sunday, March 26, at 9 p.m., the doors will close for the last...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 3:55pm

Compromise found on Bethany tent ban

Bethany Beach Town Council members this week found some room for compromise on the somewhat controversial idea of prohibiting tents on the town’s beaches.

With the recommendation for that prohibition, and others, having come from the...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 8:59am

Bethany council to look at beach rules this week

Bethany Beach Town Council members will look at a series of proposed changes to the rules for the town’s beach this week, at their March council workshop, set for Tuesday, March 14, at 11 a.m. at town hall.

Town Manager Cliff Graviet said...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 9:57am

Celtic music to fill library ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

Those looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day next week can head to the South Coastal Library on March 14.

Melissa Heieie and Susan Ryan, a duo known as Willow Tree, will give a Celtic music concert that Tuesday at 2 p.m. in...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:30am

Few slots left for volunteer for beach-grass planting

If you’ve waited till the last minute to register for this year’s beach-grass planting, your options are quickly disappearing.

Jennifer Luoma of DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship said volunteer spots at planting sites at Cape...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:56am

St. Ann's seeks donations for USO Delaware

Coastal Point • Submitted: Outreach coordinator Gigi Vanderman receives a certificate of appreciation from USO Delaware.The Parish of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach is seeking donations throughout the month of March for USO Delaware...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:53am

Bethany extends Saturday construction hours during off-season

Contractors working in Bethany Beach now have a little more time to get work done during the off-season, with the town council’s unanimous approval this week of extending permitted work hours on Saturdays by four hours — but only from Oct. 1...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 9:42am

Bethany looking at ‘overdue’ improvements to Atlantic Avenue

Atlantic Avenue is one of Bethany Beach’s most-used streets. In fact, the town’s easternmost north-south street tops all roadways in the state for pedestrian traffic density during the busy summer season.

It’s also overdue for paving, for...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 9:16am

Bethany looking at 'overdue' improvements to Atlantic Avenue

The Bethany Beach Town Council at its Feb. 13 council workshop reviewed the most recent draft of the Town’s budget for the 2018 fiscal year. A public hearing on the budget is planned in March.

Finance Director Janet Connery said the draft...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 9:11am

Bethany and Selbyville recycling centers removed

Across Delaware, public recycling services are significantly improving in some areas, but people may have to drive farther to get there.

The Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) is currently in the process of removing about two dozen drop...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 9:03am

Bethany trolley back to single route, no new vehicle

In lieu of following up on a recommendation to buy a new town trolley, Bethany Beach staff are now recommending the Town move back to a single, longer trolley route. That could save the Town around $360,000 — the $400,000 cost of a new trolley,...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 9:01am

Bethany preparing for new museum, docent program

Bethany Beach’s history will be getting some attention in the coming summer season, as the Town’s Cultural & Historical Affairs Committee (CHAC) prepares for the opening of the historical Dinker Cottage as a museum, which is anticipated to...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 9:17am

Local fire company helps S.C. brethren get operational again

When the phone at the town hall in Nichols, S.C. rings, callers hear a message about how “normal town operations have been suspended” until further notice. A female voice instructs callers how best to reach the town’s officials in the meantime,...

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:35am

Hair of the Dog/Exercise like the Eskimos set for New Years Day

Coastal Point photos • File photo: The start to a previous Exercise Like the Eskimos event. For the sixth straight year, local residents can ring in the New Year with the Hair of the Dog 5K/10K, and for the 21st year in a row, they can follow it...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 9:21am

Bethany becoming a Weekend Wonderland this December

Building on last year’s successful debut, Bethany Beach will again celebrate the holidays each Saturday in December with Weekend Wonderland, which will feature special shopping hours, and festive activities including caroling around the town’s...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:27am

Bethany Beach to get a Caribbean flair this weekend at Mango’s

The cooler nights of December are going to give way to a tropical breeze this weekend, with the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation’s (QRCF) annual Caribbean Christmas event at Mango’s in downtown Bethany Beach on Saturday, Dec. 3.

The...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:21am

Bethany Beach looks at replacing trolleys with trams

Bethany Beach could move in the near future to switch from its signature trolley-style bus for in-town public transportation to instead using a jeep pulling a tram.

Bethany Beach Town Manager Cliff Graviet at the council’s Nov. 18 meeting...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 8:09am

BBVFC rescues dog swept out to sea

Coastal Point • Submitted : Back on dry land after his ocean rescue, Cruz sits with Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company Chief Brian Martin, owner Jeremy Pentoney, Deputy Chief Shane Truitt and Delaware Animal Services’ Capt. Reed Jones.Bethany...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 4:18am

Bethany Beach looks to lobby for beach replenishment

It’s not a beach without sand, and local coastal towns are meeting to discuss beach replenishment and possibly lobbying federal agencies for previously promised funding.

Bethany Beach Mayor Jack Gordon said at Monday’s council workshop...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:27am

Bethany Beach staff go above and beyond for beach rescue

The rough sea did not deter two Town of Bethany Beach employees from braving the waters to save an 11-year-old boy on Monday.

On Oct. 3, a little after 2 p.m. Bethany Beach Public Works employee Sean Ely was on the beach at Maplewood...

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 11:13am

Fire company auxiliary hosting annual Artisans Festival

Coastal Point • File Photo: Pam Browne will be at this weekend’s Artisan Festival, displaying her ‘deco-mesh’ wreaths.Artisans from around the region are preparing their wares this week for one of the most popular events of the “shoulder season”...

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:52am

Bethany aims to address housing bulk with tradeoff system

The size — or, more specifically, the appearance of size — of homes in Bethany Beach is an issue that has long been discussed by the Town and many of its citizens. Large new multi-story homes built next to the town’s traditional single-story...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:09am

Community invited to give ‘Heroes’ Welcome’ to veterans

Operation SEAs the Day’s Warrior Week 2016 is well under way, but there is still time for community members to get involved.

Operation SEAs the Day is a nonprofit organization whose mission is “to organize and facilitate a beach week event...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 11:17am

Boardwalk Arts Festival set for Saturday in Bethany

The 38th Annual Boardwalk Arts Festival will get under way this Saturday, Sept. 10, with more than 100 artists from around the country slated to feature their work along the boardwalk in downtown Bethany Beach.

Jewelry, glass, pottery,...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 9:03am

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral a swinging farewell to summer

Crocodile tears are encouraged at this funeral, as visitors and locals will “mourn” the end of summer at the 2016 Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 5.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., three New Orleans-style Dixieland bands will...

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 9:00am

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral to benefit Habitat for Humanity

The Southern Delaware resort area’s most unusual celebration takes place in the “Quiet Resort” of Bethany Beach on Labor Day, and everybody is invited, according to Carolyn Bacon and Marie Wright, the assistant chairpersons of this year’s Bethany...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 5:50am

Brand new canalfront home in South Bethany

Coastal Point • Submitted: A tower of windows is one of the features of this contemporary home, which will be among those featured on the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour on July 27-28.(Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of previews of the...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 7:17am

Heritage Trail offers glimpse into Bethany history

For years, one of Bethany Beach’s greatest attractions has been nestled amongst its best-kept secrets.

The town’s heritage walking trail — which, according to Carol Olmstead, chairwoman of the Town’s Cultural & Historic Affairs...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 6:15am

Hit-and-run claims the life of foreign student

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted: Anastasia Ciolpan was described as being ‘full of enthusiasm.’A student worker from Moldova passed away earlier this week after being hit by a truck in Bethany Beach on June 26.

According to police...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 11:52am

Warner ‘honored’ to be parade’s grand marshal

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Brett Warner, director of Public Works for Bethany Beach, served as grand marshal of Bethany Beach’s annual Fourth of July Parade on Monday.On Monday, Brett Warner joined a long list of public servants and local...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:13am

Local author to launch new picture book at Saturday event

Coastal Point • Submitted: Ocean View resident Michelle Meadows will be launching her new book, ‘Super Bugs,’ at Tidepool Toys & Games in Bethany Beach during a special event on Saturday, July 9, at 11 a.m.Ocean View resident Michelle Meadows...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 9:43am

DoJ takes no action in Bethany surf-shop shirt situation

Bethany Beach Surf Shop owner Jim McGrath has a folder in his store that he says documents more than 300 instances of “confusion” between his store and another business in town.

McGrath says the folder contains evidence that the other...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 7:31am

Civil War author Ryan to hold book signing this Friday

This weekend, Civil War enthusiasts will get the chance to meet with Bethany Beach author and Civil War historian Tom Ryan.

Ryan will be signing copies of his 2015 book, “Spies, Scouts & Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign: How the...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:14am

Fly the red, white and blue with pride again this year

In 67 days, 25 military veterans and their families will travel to Bethany Beach for a week of support and relaxation, thanks to the nonprofit organization Operation SEAs the Day.

The mission of Operation SEAs the Day (OSTD) is “to...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:11am

Three Blonde Bakers serving up Vanderwende’s, fudge

Coastal Point photos • R. Chris Clark: The Three Blonde Bakers, from left, Brittany, Ann and Cassidy Baker — gather in front of their new shop in Bethany Beach.It was late last spring when Brittany Baker returned home from Puerto Rico, expecting...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 9:39am

Habitat to benefit from Jazz Funeral

Coastal Point • Submitted Assistant Co-Chairman Marie Wright portrays ‘Sister Marie’ as one of the collection of mourners to celebrate the passing of the summer season in Bethany Beach for a past Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral. This year’s event will...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 9:08am

Bethany Beach adopts restrictions on private drone use

Drone hobbyists have been given official notice by the Town of Bethany Beach: Flying those increasingly popular unmanned aircraft over any property but their own is likely to get them in trouble.

On a second reading of the new Chapter 12,...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 10:32am

Bethany Beach ultimately still at the mercy of tide and storm

There’s no way around it: Bethany Beach floods. Land in the town ranges from just below sea level to as much as 10 feet above it, with much of the town coming in somewhere between sea level and just 3 feet above. The result is that, whether it’s...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 10:21am

International students gather for welcome picnic

Coastal Point photo • Shaun M. Lambert: Students from all over the world enjoy each other’s company during the annual international students picnic at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany Beach on Tuesday, June 21.

Braving...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:35am